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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

The Emergence of the American Frontier Hero 1682–1826

Gender, Action, and Emotion

Authors: MacNeil, D.

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The study follows the early evolution of the American frontier hero, from its roots in Mary Rowlandson's narration of her experiences as a prisoner during King Phillip's war through works by Unca Eliza Winkfield, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, the film-maker John Ford, and actor John Wayne.

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DENISE MARY MACNEIL is Associate Professor at the University of Redlands, USA. 

Reviews

"MacNeil s The Emergence of the American Frontier Hero 1682-1826 draws creatively on myth, imagery, and symbol in a comprehensive portrait of the frontier as a complex borderland. With innovative readings of literary, historical, and cinematic figures, MacNeil s sweeping study offers intriguing, new approaches to the field of American Studies." - Susan Imbarrato, author of Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The American Frontier Hero in Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration

    MacNeil, Denise Mary

    Pages 1-14

  • Mythological Roots of the American Frontier Hero

    MacNeil, Denise Mary

    Pages 15-37

  • Mary Rowlandson, Puritan Hero

    MacNeil, Denise Mary

    Pages 39-62

  • Mothering the Adamic Hero

    MacNeil, Denise Mary

    Pages 63-81

  • Transcending Gendered English American Social Positions: Gender and Racial Multiplicity in The Female American; or, the Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield

    MacNeil, Denise Mary

    Pages 83-99

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62150-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38346-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Emergence of the American Frontier Hero 1682–1826
Book Subtitle
Gender, Action, and Emotion
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Denise Mary MacNeil
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10399-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230103993
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62150-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38346-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 226
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